Upcoming events

Events, activities and conferences relevant to the users of TERN are listed here. If you would like to feature your event on this page please contact us.

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18 - 28 October 2021


SciDataCon 2021

Virtual SciDataCon 2021 comprises sessions covering the following themes: FAIR: interoperability and reusability Implementing and Assessing FAIR Policy Implementation (Open Science and FAIR) Data Skills Data Stewardship Data Centres and Repositories Research Infrastructures Global Open Science Clouds, Platforms and Commons Data for the Sustainable Development Goals and Disaster Risk Reduction Data in Cross-Domain Research Data …

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01 - 02 November 2021


OzFlux Conference 2021

The ecosystem processes conference in Australia and New Zealand 1-2 November 2021 all online & free The conference will showcase research investigating ecosystem processes in agricultural and natural ecosystems in Australia and New Zealand. It offers a forum for microclimatologists, ecosystem modellers, ecologists, ecophysiologists and social scientists from across the region to share their latest …

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08 November 2021 - 12 May 2021


ILTER Coordinating Committee Meeting

22 - 26 November 2021


61st Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia

In 2021 the Conference theme is ‘Renewal’. In a post-covid, post-black summer world, at ESA2021 we will explore a renewal in our relationships with each other and with nature, as our land recovers from fire, drought and flood.

01 - 01 December 2021


The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

Water in our Ecosystems: issues and opportunities Details and registration coming soon…

01 - 01 December 2021


30th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2021)

ICCB is the premier global meeting for conservation scientists and professionals, including researchers, students, agency personnel, environmental educators, practitioners, and other conservation stakeholders.  Attendees gather for lively discussions and scientific presentations on the nexus between biodiversity conservation and genetics, ecology, biogeography, anthropology, history, psychology, economics, conservation marketing, religion, and more.

05 - 09 December 2021



The 24th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2021) incorporating the 2nd Regional International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) meeting will be held at The University of Sydney and International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour, from Sunday 5 to Thursday 9 December 2021 with a workshop day on Friday 10 December.

10 - 10 December 2021


Ecosystem Exchange: OzFlux Webinar Series

Speaker details coming soon…

08 - 11 February 2022

Auckland, New Zealand

ileaps–OzFlux Joint Conference

21 - 23 March 2022


Environmental DNA conference

Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis has the potential to offer a rapid, universal, and cost-effective way to measure condition and change of biodiversity assets and biosecurity threats. For this, eDNA research and applications in the biodiverse Australasian region are gaining momentum in natural resource management. Join us to discuss the latest innovations, catch up with collaborators, …

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22 - 25 August 2022


Earth Observation Australia Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2022

Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2022 is a face-to-face, fully interactive forum. The Forum will host user-industry-government-research-technical focussed plenaries and interactive panels, poster and workshop sessions to interest and engage end-users, industry, researchers, government, analysts, start-up companies, educators and students, to name a few.

01 - 01 September 2022

Sarawak, Malaysia

AsiaFlux 2022 Conference

Dates announced soon… Conference Theme: The Nexus of Land Use Change, Ecosystem & Climate: A Path Towards SDGs

11 - 16 September 2022


International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Congress

12 - 16 September 2022

Kunming, China

ILTER Open Science Meeting

Events archive

A list of some of the key TERN events and links to presentations, recordings and more information.

The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

6 October 2021

Dr Dan Metcalfe, Dr Xihua Yang & Dr Tim Wardlaw

‘Extreme Events – why do we need environmental data?’ 

Q&A Report

4 August 2021

Prof. Andy Pitman, Dr Ivan Hanigan & Prof. Lauren Rickards

‘Climate modelling in Australia – what’s the use?’ 

Q&A Report

2 June 2021

Dr Ian Cresswell, Dr Anna Richards and Prof. Lindsay Hutley.

‘Resilience in Australia’s ecosystems.’

Q&A Report

7 April 2021

Dr Michelle Heupel, Dr Elisa Bayraktarov & Sharon Tickell.

‘The Australian sea-change phenomenon – an ecosystem monitoring perspective.’

Ecosystem Observations, TERN Seminar Series

4 November 2020

Assoc. Prof. Ben Sparrow, Dr Sandra Walpole & Dr Teresa Eyre.

Standardising environmental information collection: harmonising Australia’s approaches.’

2 September 2020

Assoc. Prof. Will Edwards & Jo Owens,

‘Introducing TERN’s Queensland SuperSites and using TERN flux tower and satellite-derived data to improve evapotranspiration and groundcover modelling.‘


1 July 2020

Prof. Stuart Phinn, Dr Peter Scarth & Alexis McIntyre

‘Effectively linking Australian Government with industry environmental monitoring using research infrastructure and research.’

Other TERN Webinars

17 August 2021

That’s Elementary, My Dear: Satellites that detect environmental change

A National Science Week event with Prof. Graciela Metternicht discussing how satellite info can solve Earth’s mysteries.

11 February 2021

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance annual report seminar recording

Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, the Lead of TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance platform, provides an update on the highlights and challenges of 2020 and a preview of the team’s plans for 2021. The webinar includes a brief introduction to TERN, its ecosystem surveillance monitoring infrastructure platform, and a summary of the work of the sub-teams within the group including research and development, field, technical, operations and communication.

OzFlux Ecosystem Exchange Webinar Series

18 August 2021

Dr Peter Isaac and Prof. Elise Pendall

‘Estimating ecosystem respiration from flux tower and chamber data: insights from Cumberland Plain.’

4 May 2021

Dr Jamie Cleverly

‘The ecological processes that shape Australia’s ecosystems.’

4 March 2021

Dr Caitlin Moore

‘Bioenergy crop fluxes and an a-maize-ing conundrum.’ 

OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of OzFlux—the TERN-supported Australian and New Zealand eddy-covariance flux research community.  This virtual conference celebrated and reflected on the achievements of OzFlux and its contributions to global flux science. It also examined lessons learnt and the future contribution of flux data to ecosystem forecasting capabilities.

Click here to access recordings of the sessions.